McDonald’s Says Drake Gave 2 Employees $100 Tips, Not $10,000 As Was Falsely Reported
- Drake left $200 in tips to two McDonald’s employees ($100 each), according to statements from representatives of the fast food company made to a CNN reporter.
- Previous reports said he gave them $10,000 each.
- The person who first said that Drake tipped $20,000 in total to the two McDonald’s employees is sticking to his story.
Drake left some McDonald’s employees with a nice tip, but it may not be as much as previously reported.
Some media outlets reported on Wednesday that the 32-year-old rapper had given out $20,000 in tips to two McDonald’s employees in Los Angeles, but representatives for McDonald’s confirmed to INSIDER that Drake actually gave $100 each to the two employees.
The initial report stemmed from tweets shared by Twitter user @imajnoel.
He tweeted on Saturday that he saw Drake in a McDonald’s and witnessed him giving $10,000 in cash each to two female employees.
He also shared a photo of Drake in a McDonald’s.
Drake also shared a photo of himself at a McDonald’s that appears to be from the same time.
Despite the CNN reporter’s tweet, the witness is still sticking to his story.
“Since y’all want to believe a certain individual (who wasn’t there) who apparently contacted a McDonald’s ‘PR team’ (who also wasn’t there) — this didn’t happen inside,” he tweeted. “[Drake] came through the drive-thru first and only came inside (with his security guards) to use the bathroom.”
He added: “One of the employees (who I know since I visit that particular location often) turned to me as he and his security guards walked in (after going through the drive-thru) and whispered what just happened as the other female employee started crying hysterically in the back.”
Representatives for Drake didn’t immediately respond to INSIDER’s request for comment.
The rapper has been generous with his money before. He gave away the entire $996,631.90 budget of his new “God’s Plan” music video to Miami citizens.
The video shows Drake passing out oversized checks and groceries to a number of people. The Miami Herald reported that Drake donated $25,000 to a Miami high school and $50,000 to a University of Miami student.
Drake isn’t the only celebrity know to have left a large tip. Chrissy Teigen once left a $1,000 tip on a $193.81 meal at Outback Steakhouse, Jay-Z spent $250,000 on champagne for the “Watch the Throne” release party and added a $50,000 tip back in 2011, and in 2018, “Game of Thrones” actor Kit Harington returned to a bar he was kicked out of for drunken behavior and left a 100% tip.